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Introduction to Databases Project Manual offers a wealth of easy-to-read, practical, up-to-date activities that reinforce fundamental database design and management concepts. You'll also learn to develop the core competencies and skills you'll need in the real world, such as how to:
* Install SQL Server 2005
* Read and create an ERD
* Design and implement a database
* Use DDL and DML commands
* Use and monitor transactions
* Manage security principles, permissions, and backups
* Design data environments
* Use replication

With five to seven projects per chapter ranging from easy to more advanced, Introduction to Databases Project Manual is ideal for both traditional and online courses that are oriented toward strengthening database management skills.

Introduction to Databases Project Manual is an excellent companion to Gillenson's Introduction to Databases (ISBN: 978-0-470-10186-5).

Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals

Not every student is on the same path, but every student wants to succeed. The Information Technology series in the new Wiley Pathways imprint helps you achieve your goals. The books and project manuals in this series—Introduction to Databases, Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic, Introduction to Operating Systems, Networking Basics, Windows Network Administration, Network Security Fundamentals, and PC Hardware Essentials—offer a coordinated information technology curriculum. Learn more at

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470114100
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2007
  • Series: Wiley Pathways Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.91 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Data and Data Management

1.1 Identifying Business Data 2

1.2 Identifying Human Data Sources4

1.3 Installing SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Edition 5

1.4 Learning About SQL Server Management Studio 12

1.5 Identifying Key Management Areas 19

2 Introducing Databases and Database Management Systems

2.1 Comparing Database Models21

2.2 Identifying DBMS Architecture and Components 23

2.3 Reviewing Server Hardware Resources24

2.4 Investigating SQL Server Databases 32

2.5 Identifying Application Requirements 35

3 Data Modeling

3.1 Understanding Data Modeling Concepts39

3.2 Recognizing Entities, Attributes, and Identifiers 40

3.3 Recognizing Relationships and Business Rules 42

3.4 Reading an ERD 45

3.5 Creating an ERD 47

3.6 Viewing Basic Database Objects 50

4 Designing a Database

4.1 Understanding Key Concepts 59

4.2 Converting Relationships 60

4.3 Reviewing a Normalized Database 65

4.4 Recognizing Normalization Errors 69

4.5 Normalizing Data 73

5 Implementing a Database

5.1 Understanding Terms and Concepts 78

5.2 Identifying Solution Requirements 79

5.3 Creating a Database 84

5.4 Creating Tables, Part 1 88

5.5 Setting Table Constraints 91

5.6 Creating Tables, Part 2 96

6 Understanding the SQL Language

6.1 Understanding Terms and Concepts 102

6.2 Identifying Help Resources 104

6.3 Comparing Command Environments 111

6.4 Using the SELECT Command 116

6.5 Using DDL Commands 121

6.6 Using DML Commands 126

7 Data Access and Manipulation

7.1 Understanding Data Access 132

7.2 Retrieving Data 133

7.3 Using Advanced Data Retrieval 138

7.4 Using Batches and Scripts 141

7.5 Recognizing and Correcting Syntax Errors 144

8 Improving Data Access

8.1 Understanding Database Monitoring and Optimization 149

8.2 Investigating Resources and Configuration Settings 151

8.3 Monitoring Performance 163

8.4 Recognizing Bottlenecks 172

8.5 Using Indexes and Views 175

8.6 Using Procedures and Functions 179

9 Database Administration

9.1 Understanding Administration 184

9.2 Understanding Roles and Responsibilities 186

9.3 Matching Life Cycle Requirements 188

9.4 Resolving Administration Issues 190

9.5 Managing "As-Needed" and Periodic Tasks 196

10 Transactions and Locking

10.1 Understanding Transactions and Locking 210

10.2 Understanding Transaction Types 212

10.3 Understanding Transaction Isolation and Locking 219

10.4 Using Transactions 226

10.5 Monitoring Transactions and Clearing Blocked Transactions 231

11 Data Access and Security

11.1 Understanding Data Access and Security 236

11.2 Designing for Access and Security 238

11.3 Understanding Your Security Environment 242

11.4 Managing Security Principals 249

11.5 Managing Permissions 255

11.6 Managing Backups 263

12 Supporting Database Applications

12.1 Understanding Data Configurations 267

12.2 Designing Data Environments 269

12.3 Working in a Distributed Environment 277

12.4 Using Distributed Queries 284

12.5 Using Replication 291

12.6 Understanding Data Issues 299

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